|Kristen and I were happy to be able to pick out all of our
favorite recipes for the reception. Some of you wanted to know how
you could get copies. While we can't publish others' recipes online
due to copyright restrictions, we are happy to share recipes with you if
you ask for them.
The two cookbooks we used for the wedding (and coincidentally our favorite cookbooks) are:
At Blanchard's Table by Melinda and Robert Blanchard. We visited this couple's restaurant in Anguilla when Kristen was living there, and boy was it good! Every recipe in their book is delicious!
Fast Food My Way by Jacques Pépin. Jacques is a master of French cooking, and the best teaching chef there is. His is the only cooking show I watch, and where I have learned most of my cooking tricks. You can see his shows on PBS, and I highly recommend all of his books, especially this one.
PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES
Avocado-Lime Soup with Shrimp* and Chilies Blanchard
Cake - Almond Cake with Berries Pepin pp. 176-7
* Vegetarian note: All dishes were prepared with vegetable broth. We omitted the shrimp from 1/2 of the soups in order to make them completely vegetarian. And we had the Arts Club prepare some of the Calypso Chicken dish with tofu instead of chicken.